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As Expected, GBA Wii U Virtual Console Games Don’t Support Multiplayer

Nintendo of Japan has confirmed on its official website that Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console won’t support multiplayer. The …

Anti-Games Senator Accused Of Being A Grand Theft Auto Character

The irony is enough to choke on. California State Senator Leland Yee, long an outspoken critic of violent video games, isn't just facing bribery …

How PS4 will power Project Morpheus

Sony grabbed a lot of people's attention when the company announced plans at last week's Game Developers Conference to enter the virtual reality …

Frog Fractions 2 stretch goal aims to buy Oculus back from Facebook

<i>Frog Fractions 2</i> developers at Twinbeard have added a new $2 billion stretch goal to the project's Kickstarter campaign as part of a timely gag to "buy Oculus back from Facebook."<p>Game studio Twinbeard is now joining the likes of <i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson in its public disapproval of …

PS4 2014 Games Release List

Following this year's E3, we've compiled a list of all the PlayStation 4 games the have been or will be released in 2014. If a game has an announced release date, it is written next to the game title.<p>Keep in mind that the release dates for upcoming games is subject to change. But with that caveat …

Play this Game of Thrones iPad game while you wait for the show to come back

You'll have to wait until April 6 to watch the first episode in the fourth season of HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> series, but starting today, you can play Game of Thrones Ascent. Developed by Disruptor Beam and originally released on Facebook, Kongregate, and other online platforms last year, the social …

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Ultra Street Fighter 4's Decapre is anything but Cammy

Decapre, one of the new fighters introduced in <i>Ultra Street Fighter 4</i>, has a fighting style that revolves around trickery, according to the game's community specialist and battle director Peter Rosas. She might resemble series stalwart Cammy, but she plays differently and has a different …

Arkham Knight gives Batman an all-new foe, a bigger Gotham and a 'wrecking ball' of a ride

Rocksteady Studios' return to the Batman franchise leaves the previous generation of game consoles behind. And unlike last year's Batman game, <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i>, which felt like a stopgap, <i>Arkham Knight</i> feels like a franchise — and a developer — at its peak.<p>In a hands-off demonstration of <i>Batman:</i> …

Ouya Everywhere – use your hardware, play their games

Android videogame platform maker, Ouya, is looking at launching their service on devices other than their dedicated gaming console. Ouya Everywhere could be available soon, as Ouya may be announcing their first deal by the end of the month.<p>The folks over at Engadget have it on good authority that …

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The Genius of Pokémon Origins

As someone who experienced <i>Pokémon Red</i>, the start of the anime, and traded Pokémon cards at the height of its playground popularity, I was pretty …

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'Young People Are Losing Interest in High-End Games,' Kojima Says

More and more young people are focusing on mobile and social titles, Kojima said.<p>With the release of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes on the horizon, …

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes companion app sneaks into Android

Your favorite AAA game might be on a console or PC, but that doesn’t mean your mobile device needs to feel left out. With this companion app for …

Review: Pokemon Battle Trozei

There once was a time when "match three" puzzle games were a rare commodity, but after the rip-roaring success of <i>Bejeweled</i> and <i>Puzzle Quest</i>, it feels …

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Final Fantasy XIV... As A Super Nintendo Game

Square Enix made this video. It's wonderful—like their 16-bit FFXIII video—and makes me wish they'd turn this into a real game.<p>Here's what that boss …

Japan used to rule video games, so what happened?

Everyone knows video games are big in Japan, but in recent years the question has been whether Japan’s still big in video games. “Japan is over. We're done. Our game industry is finished,” said <i>Mega Man</i> and <i>Dead Rising</i> creator Keiji Inafune at the Tokyo Game Show in 2009, and five years on there’s no …

Bungie outlines ambitions for Destiny's extensive character customization

Allowing players to build highly customized avatars to their personal liking is becoming a staple of many big franchises; massively multiplayer online role-playing games have already been doing it for years, and doing it well. But Bungie is taking character creation to a whole new level for its …

Koji Igarashi talks Symphony of the Night, how to make a Metroidvania game

Game designer Koji Igarashi is a pioneer of the Metroidvania game — these titles, which include his own <i>Castlevania: Symphony of the Night</i>, are action adventure hybrids mixed with exploration elements and lots of backtracking through levels to find additional content. Speaking at GDC today, Igarashi …

The GameFace shows why Android isn't ready to power a VR headset

Since day one, Oculus has promised that its prototype virtual reality headset would one day support Android tablets and phones, but the company has never explained precisely how such a system might work. Now, we have some idea: GameFace Labs is showing off a prototype of an Android-based VR headset …

Sonic The Hedgehog Film Will Apparently Be “Dark And Edgy”

• Brad Bird (“Incredibles, “”Wall-E,” “Brave,” “Toy Story 2,” “Up”)<br>• Wernick & Reese (“Deadpool,” “Monsters Inc,” “Zombieland,” “GI Joe …

The UK Gets a New Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney TV Spot

A new 30 second TV commercial for <i>Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney</i> has made its debut today. The UK will be getting the genre-defying …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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13 Tips to Dominate in Titanfall - Best Way to Play - IGN Video

Alfredo shows you 13 quick tips to become a more skillful Pilot in Titanfall.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes review

I’m more of an expert on Burger King than French cuisine, but the culinary concept of an “amuse-bouche” certainly applies to Metal Gear Solid 5: …

Igarashi was surprised by the term "Metroidvania", had wanted to make a Zelda-style game

“Metroidvania” is a term that’s commonly used in the gaming industry today. Initially though, longtime Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi “was …

Guild Wars 2: Battle for Lion's Arch finale cinematic shows Scarlet's defeat

Guild Wars 2: Battle for Lion’s Arch was the culmination of the latest addition to MMO’s Living World, and saw Scarlet Briar uniting factions and …

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What's next for Koji Igarashi, the man who left Castlevania and Konami behind

For the past several years, Koji Igarashi tried his hand at making social games at Konami.<p>Known widely for making Castlevania games, mostly single-player, 2D scrolling action games in the "Metroidvania" style for consoles and handhelds, Igarashi found it a difficult transition to make.<p>"The more …

Turning Walden into a game and how narrative can lead to 'sublime' gaming

Storytelling at its best is a two-way experience, a "communication between author and audience" that provides just enough context to help frame, but not completely control a story, said Tracy Fullerton, the director of USC's Game Innovation Lab.<p>And it is through narrative that games have the best …

Infamous: Second Son lead designer departs Sucker Punch (update)

Jaime Griesemer, lead designer on <i>Infamous: Second Son</i>, left developer Sucker Punch Productions earlier this month, he confirmed on Twitter yesterday.<p>"Yes, I have left [Sucker Punch]. Not really talking about it yet, [though]," he said.<p>Griesemer joined the Bellevue, Wash.-based Sucker Punch in June …